The removal of the overtime pay among immigration officers years ago led some of them to resort to the 'pastillas' scheme in the airport
The removal of the overtime pay among immigration officers years ago led some of them to resort to the “pastillas” scheme in the airport.
“In 2016, the Department of Justice removed the so-called overtime pay of immigration officers. Consequently, this resulted in general unrest and disgruntlement among immigration workforce,” said immigration officer Allison Chiong in his affidavit presented during a Senate hearing on Thursday.
From the ₱10,000 paid by the Chinese nationals, only ₱2,000 goes to the immigration officers on the ground and the remaining P8,000 is split among the foreign tour operator, its partner in the country, and the syndicate running the corruption scheme in local airports.
Aside from money, Chiong noted that Chinese organizations and personalities also give free lunch meals to immigration officers.Read more: CNN Philippines
...ampotang alibi ninyo mga hijospopotamus...KATUWIRANG DUTERTi nation... Ang daming palusot, mga corrupt lang talaga kayo. KAILAN TINANGGAL ANG OT PAY NG MGA IYAN? NAKARANAS NA AKO NYAN, PASYAL LANG KAMI SA KATABING BANSA PERO HINARANG KAMI NUNG MAGSUSUOT NA ULIT NG SAPATOS- MAY KUNG ANONG GUSTONG GAWIN/SABHIN SAMIN NAKITA KASI NA VISA (WALA SI BATO) AT KAKAUWI LANG 😏
They did it deliberately. If it's really against their values, they wouldn't do it. Unreasonable justification. the heck. wala ba sila ibang alam gawin at corruption lang solusyon nila sa no OT pay? pati yata utak corrupted. Lame excuse. Immigration Spokesperson Dana Sandoval tells CNN Philippines: 19 employees have been relieved from their posts due to the 'pastillas' scheme. They are under investigation
It's the lifestyle... Period! Parte na talaga ang 'kurapsyon' pagdating sa lahat ng posisyon sa gobyerno, mapamataas man o mapamababa. Kahit mga paaralan ay hindi ligtas sa kurpasyon. Ang mga tao sa gobyerno ang problema, lalong-lalo na yung sistema. 🥰 Wow ha.. Was it the removal of overtime pay or the removal of decency and integrity that did it?
Sweeter than 'pastillas:' Scheme also lets Chinese fugitives enter PH for ₱50,000The immigration officer who exposed the 'pastillas' scheme in the Manila airport said there's an even sweeter deal offered to Chinese fugitives which allows them to enter and leave the Philippines despite getting blacklisted. Kaya pala mga 4 storey high na mga bahay ng mga taga-BI. Kung sino ang protector ng POGO (Michael Yang ata ang pangalan) siya na ang source ng corruption sa BI. Teka muna, di ba ito ang kaalyado ng presidente?
I guess that is as good an ex use or reason as any for a honest civil servant to become a corrupt civil servant. Works for some elected officials, why not for the lower ranks. Lifestyle check for BI workers. ALL Excuses ituon sana ni duterte sa mga corrupt officials yung tapang nya at di sa mga kritiko nya. katulad na lang ni Sen Rissa, kundi dahil sa kanya tuloy ang ligaya sa BI. itigil sana ang harassment sa media katulad ng abs cbn, palayain si de lima. wag sa kritiko maging bully, yun kurap.
Tlagang mga kawatan nman tlaga lahat na sa airport as Kawatan Ang gaganid Kasi. Mga walanghiya lang talaga mga yan. Ridiculoussss
Mahal ko ‘yan’: Duterte stood by BI chief Morente amid ‘pastillas’ scamMANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stood by Bureau of Immigration (BI) chief Jaime Morente amid the so-called “pastillas” scheme where immigration personnel allegedly Now that’s a sacred cow Kung isa or dalawa lang gumagawa ng kalokohan under nya. Possible di nya alam. Pero kung halos lahat nakakagawa. Come on imppossible na di na nya alam yun.
Majority of immigration officers part of 'pastillas scheme' – BI whistleblowerA whistleblower said that majority of immigration officers are already part of the 'pastillas scheme' or the modus in airports allowing Chinese workers of POGOs to enter the country seamlessly. FULL STORY:
Robredo calls for swift gov’t action vs ‘pastillas scheme’MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday called on the government to swiftly act on the so-called pastillas scheme, wherein corrupt airport and immigration personnel receive DJEsguerraINQ Vice President Leni Robredo called on the government to swiftly act on the so-called pastillas scheme. maka-utos, para na talagang president ah!
BI sacks heads of NAIA terminals as it probes bribery claimsBureau of Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval says the officials 'were removed from their posts due to command responsibility' while the BI investigates the alleged 'pastillas' scheme for arriving POGO workers
Duterte relieves Immigration officials, employees in 'pastillas' bribery scheme – The Manila TimesPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered the relief of all officials and employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) over the alleged “pastillas” bribery scheme involving Chinese workers of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) industry, Malacañang... File charges against them too!